Great Winter Outdoor Get-Together in the Tetons and Jackson Hole

Explore Jackson Hole and the Tetons alongside experts, learning about the region’s unique wildlife and geology as you snowshoe, dogsled and sleigh ride across this winter wonderland.
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Program No. 21417RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Join active lifelong learners from around the country in breathtaking Jackson Hole for a one-of-a-kind outdoor educational adventure. Experience the park cloaked in its white winter veil, complete with interpretation by first-class educators from Teton Science Schools. Snowshoe hikes, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, sleigh rides and other inspiring, small-group encounters in America’s winter wonderland allow you to observe wild animals and study the adaptations that help them survive the winters. Enjoy the town of Jackson and the National Museum of Wildlife Art, delve into the fascinating science of snow, gaze out from atop Rendezvous Mountain and much more.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Walking two miles in windy, wet and snowy conditions. Cross-country ski 1-4 miles. Snowshoe 1-4 miles. Elevations of 6,200-10,450 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Grand Teton National Park on cross-country skis and by snowshoe.
  • Venture into the National Elk Refuge by sleigh to get up close to thousands of wintering elk.
  • Be whisked away on a full-day dog sled adventure with experienced mushers, observing deer, elk and moose along the trail, and relax in the waters of Granite Hot Springs.

General Notes

Max of 80 participants; smaller groups for activities. For ease of transportation, participants staying at the hotel and those staying at the Jackson Campus will be in different field groups. Participants traveling together should choose the same accommodation location.
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Your Group Leader will be a Teton Science Schools Instructor who has diverse experience working with the flora and fauna of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The group leader is yet to be assigned; the assignment will be announced during Orientation on Day 1 of your program.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Along the Ramparts of the Tetons: The Saga of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
by Robert E. Betts
The magnificent valley of Jackson Hole at the base of the soaring Teton Range has long been a stage on which a remarkable series of events has been acted out by an equally remarkable cast of characters. This is that story, told with a verve and excitement which brings the past alive.
The Creation of the Teton Landscape: The Geologic Story of Grand Teton National Park
by Love, Reed and Pierce
This book outlines the earliest history of the area and delves deep into the extensive geology of the region.
Wapiti Wilderness
by Olaus and Margaret Murie
Margaret and Olaus Murie made their home in the Tetons for over thirty-seven years. During this time, Olaus Murie conducted studies of the American elk, the wapiti, and both he and Mardy worked tirelessly for conservation efforts and the preservation of wilderness. Wapiti Wilderness tells the story of their adventurous life raising children while conducting research in the Tetons. This book is available at the Teton Science Schools gift shop. Past participants have said that if you only read one book before coming, it should be this one!
Peaks, Politics & Passion
by Robert W. Righter
Environmental historian Robert Righter tells the story of the preservation of the Teton Mountains and the surrounding areas. In this book, Righter adds to his previous works that chronicled the creation of Grand Teton National Park, bringing us up to date with the regions challenges in the decades since, including private land inholdings, fire and wildlife management, and preservation of local history.

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